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  • ‘GlowBull Warming’ and the Reindeer

    12/12/2016 11:27:30 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/12/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Climate change industry based on reduction of man-made CO2, the gas of plant life, is a very profitable ruse worth trillions of dollars for global elites “In God We Trust, all others bring data.” - Motto of the Apollo team Global warming is not going away. Vice President Al Gore’s infamous words, “The planet has a fever,” referring to global warming, has been met many times with the planet’s natural and cyclical climate change response of frigid temperatures, ice, and snow.
  • Pizza-Pulling Reindeer Didn’t Work Out for Domino’s (Watch)

    12/05/2016 7:44:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Think it would be cool to get your pizza delivered by an actual reindeer? You’re not alone. In fact, Domino’s recently tried to make this very thing happen in Japan. For the holiday season, the pizza chain announced that it would have reindeer pulling sleds with pizza deliveries on them. Then customers could track their pizzas by GPS just like with regular deliveries. However, the idea didn’t exactly work out. As it turns out, it’s much more difficult to train reindeer than those old Christmas stories make it out to be. Or maybe they only listen to Santa. Either way,...
  • Lightning Strike Kills More Than 300 Reindeer in Norway

    08/29/2016 7:07:39 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 45 replies
    N Y Times ^ | 29 Aug 2016
    He said reindeer tend to stay very close to each other in bad weather, which could explain how so many were killed at once.
  • Neanderthal Bone Fragment Identified in Denisova Cave

    04/02/2016 2:37:38 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Archaeology ^ | Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | editors
    Scientists from the University of Oxford and the University of Manchester have used a new technique, "Zooarchaeology by Mass Spectrometry," or ZooMS, to identify more than 2,000 bone fragments recovered from Russia's Denisova Cave. ZooMS analyzes the collagen peptide sequences in bone, which can then be used to identify its species. Among the remains of mammoths, woolly rhino, wolf, and reindeer, the researchers found one Neanderthal bone. "When the ZooMS results showed that there was a human fingerprint among the bones I was extremely excited. ...The bone itself is not exceptional in any way and would otherwise be missed by...
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at 50

    12/11/2014 7:49:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/11/2014 | James Lileks
    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer special. For those remembering how they stared with wonder and awe at the jerky stop-motion animation and shivered with delicious fear at the perils faced by the plucky buck with the incandescent schnoz, the notion that this program occurred a half century ago would be a marvelous testament to the enduring power of the show’s appeal . . . if it didn’t make you feel so damned old. If it does, that is. For young kids today it’s a cultural artifact from a time so remote it...
  • This is a very clever Christmas cartoon...

    12/02/2014 9:51:21 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 40 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 12-2-14 | The Looking Spoon
    It took me a second...
  • Radioactivity in Norway's reindeers hits high

    10/06/2014 10:58:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    Much higher levels of radioactivity than normal have been found among Norway's grazing animals, especially its reindeer population, a study revealed on Monday. Almost 30 years after the nuclear plant explosion in Chernobyl, this autumn, more radioactivity has been measured in Norwegian grazing animals than has been noted in many years. Lavrans Skuterud, a scientist at the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (Statens strålevern), said: “This year is extreme.” In September, 8200 becquerel per kilo of the radioactive substance Caesium-137 was measured in reindeer from Våga reinlag AS, in Jotunheimen, central Norway. In comparison, the highest amount at the same place...
  • Reindeer Herd Closes Norway Highway

    03/12/2014 5:02:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Local ^ | 12 Mar 2014
    A giant herd of 2,000 reindeer has forced Norway's National Road Authority to shut off a major road between Oslo and Bergen to prevent them being killed by passing cars. The herd massed together on Hardangervidda, the mountain plateau in central Norway, and on Tuesday afternoon had moved within three kilometres of the country's Highway 7. "This is probably the first time the road has been closed for such reasons," the NPRA's local section head Lars Øyre said in a press statement. "Several times, the animals have got close to the road, and we've been on the point of pressing...
  • Writing 'Rudolph': The Original Red-Nosed Manuscript

    12/25/2013 4:06:32 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    NPR ^ | December 25, 2013 | JESSICA PUPOVAC
    i i In 1939, Montgomery Ward in Chicago asked one of its admen to write a story for the department store's own children's book. Rauner Special Collections Library/Dartmouth College In 1939, Montgomery Ward in Chicago asked one of its admen to write a story for the department store's own children's book.Rauner Special Collections Library/Dartmouth College i i Author Robert May considered other names before settling on Rudolph. Imagine: We could be singing instead about the very shiny nose on Reginald, Rollo or Romeo. Courtesy of Rauner Special Collections Library/Dartmouth College Author Robert May considered other names before settling on...
  • It's Just Like Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer. For Realsies.

    12/09/2013 9:27:28 AM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | December 9, 2013
    A nice Christmas season story. A woman was jogging in Virginia a few days ago when all of a sudden a deer flew towards her out of the sky and ran her over. You have to wonder if just for a moment that lady was like, "Wow. It's all true. Santa's reindeer are totally real and I must be on the really naughty list." Now, the unfortunate truth is that some dude hit the deer on the parkway and the deer flew off the dude's bumper onto the lady. But just for one second you'd have to think that girl...
  • Train kills reindeer 'like meat grinder': farmer

    03/14/2012 2:04:06 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 15 replies
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 03/12/2012 | The Local/og
    A new high-speed railway in northern Sweden has already claimed the lives of 200 reindeer since it opened three months ago, forcing the farm owner to move to safer pastures. The train line, which runs between Umeå and Lycksele, has been responsible for the deaths of hundreds of reindeer over the last three months, when the unfortunate animals have wandered onto the tracks. Finding a dead reindeer or one that is injured and needs to be euthanized is a daily occurrence for reindeer owner, Per-Mikael Jonsson, who is forced to put down many injured reindeer fearing that their internal damages...
  • Train kills reindeer 'like meat grinder': farmer [Swedish high-speed rail]

    03/13/2012 1:38:46 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 25 replies
    The Local [Sweden] ^ | 12 Mar 2012 | unattributed
    A new high-speed railway in northern Sweden has already claimed the lives of 200 reindeer since it opened three months ago, forcing the farm owner to move to safer pastures. The train line, which runs between Umeå and Lycksele, has been responsible for the deaths of hundreds of reindeer over the last three months, when the unfortunate animals have wandered onto the tracks. Finding a dead reindeer or one that is injured and needs to be euthanized is a daily occurrence for reindeer owner, Per-Mikael Jonsson, who is forced to put down many injured reindeer fearing that their internal damages...
  • Dear Santa: Give me Bieber or I'll kill you

    12/17/2011 1:28:36 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 32 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 12-16-11
    A 13-year-old British girl shocked her mother by asking Santa Claus for a bunch of presents — including "the real-life Justin Bieber" — and threatening to kill Santa if he refuses to deliver. Metro UK reported this week that the girl, Mekeeda Austin, who lives in Brickhill in Bedford, also threatened to "hunt down" Santa's reindeer so she could "cook them and serve their meat to homeless people on Xmas day." The girl said she was mostly joking.
  • Professor: ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ Promotes Bullying

    12/06/2011 7:30:14 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | December 5, 2011 | Doug Powers
    At first I thought his complaint might have something to do with the scene that you can only see in the director’s cut where the Abominable Snow Monster took Hermey’s dental school lunch money and gave him an atomic wedgie while Yukon Cornelius laughed until icicles came out his nose, but instead, the apparent problem is with Santa himself. As it turns out, St. Nick is no saint: Santa Claus doesn’t just drop off presents for kids — he also encourages the soul-crushing of generation after generation of Christmas-reveling children. Or says one author, at least. Appearing on Fox News,...
  • Reindeer see a Wonderful World of Ultraviolet Light

    07/18/2011 1:08:07 PM PDT · by null and void · 14 replies · 1+ views
    A BBSRC-funded team at UCL has published a paper in the Journal of Experimental Biology that shows that this remarkable visual ability is part of the reindeer's unique adaptation to the extreme arctic environment where they live. It allows them to take in live-saving information in conditions where normal mammalian vision would make them vulnerable to starvation, predators and territorial conflict. It also raises the question of how reindeer protect their eyes from being damaged by UV, which is thought to be harmful to human vision. Lead researcher Glen Jeffery said, "We discovered that reindeer can not only see...
  • Clues to Neanderthal hunting tactics hidden in reindeer teeth

    05/24/2011 6:46:09 AM PDT · by decimon · 17 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | May 16, 2011 | Sara Coelho
    Scientists have found that our cousins the Neanderthal employed sophisticated hunting strategies similar to the tactics used much later by modern humans. The new findings come from the analysis of subtle chemical variations in reindeer teeth.Reindeer and caribou are nowadays restricted to the northernmost regions of Eurasia and America. But many thousands of years ago, large reindeer herds roamed throughout Europe and were hunted by the Neanderthal people. Kate Britton, an archaeologist now at the University of Aberdeen, and her colleagues were part of a team at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, that studied the Jonzac Neanderthal...
  • Dairy Queen's Bizarre Christmas Promotion (Bring in a Live Reindeer)

    12/20/2010 9:40:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 2+ views
    NBC Connecticut ^ | Mon, Dec 20, 2010 | Bob Connors
    You've no doubt heard the commercial "What would you do for a Klondike Bar?". Well, Dairy Queen is asking you what would you do for a free Blizzard on Christmas Eve. The chain is offering the frozen treat Dec. 24 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., but there's a catch. To get the free Reindeer Bites Blizzard, you have to bring a real, living, breathing reindeer to participating Dairy Queen or DQ Grill & Chill restaurant. There are several locations across Connecticut. "We've put out the call for fans to stop by with their reindeer to fuel up before the...
  • Court Favors Wolves, Endangers Elk, Moose and Humans

    09/09/2010 9:51:09 AM PDT · by Coleus · 34 replies
    the new american ^ | 09.09.2010 | willilam f. jasper
    United States District Judge Donald Molloy's August 5 decision to restore full endangered species protection to the Canadian gray wolf in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming virtually guarantees that more people will fall victim to the proliferating and increasingly brazen predators. In addition, elk populations as well as populations of other wild ungulates (moose, deer, goats, sheep, bison) may be driven to near extinction levels in many parts of the Rocky Mountain Northwest due to wolf predation. Ranchers also have experienced a sharp increase in wolf killings of cattle and sheep, enough so that some cattlemen and sheepmen have been driven...
  • Reindeer Not Having A Ball With Global Warming

    06/10/2010 5:17:00 AM PDT · by mattstat · 12 replies · 84+ views
    See if you have the smarts to follow this: global warming is going to cause "thick ice layers on top of [the] snow" in Norway, which will make "it harder for reindeer to reach the lichen that they feed on beneath." More global warming means more ice and less lichen. OK so far? Now, you're an ordinary, compassionate sort of fellow (or fellowette) are you not? You'd hate to see Santa forced to cancel Christmas because his heard of sleigh-pullers crapped out for the lack of lichen, isn't that so? What would you do? Well, if you were an intellectually...
  • Before the Fall of the Reindeer People

    12/21/2009 8:32:22 AM PST · by BGHater · 95 replies · 2,487+ views
    Environmental Graffiti ^ | 13 Dec 2009 | EG
    A Sami (Lapp) family in Norway around 1900Photo: Library of CongressIn the freezing far northern reaches of Europe live an indigenous, semi-nomadic people of fishermen, fur trappers and reindeer herders. Like a thin but stubborn sheet of ice, these people have inhabited Sápmi, a large but sparsely populated area covering parts of northern Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia’s Kola Peninsula for thousands of years. They remained closely tied to nature throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, as their clothes, dwellings and other trappings of culture bear witness – here beautifully frozen in film. These people are the Sámi.Sami family in...